A very Happy 2011 to all of you. I hope you all had a lovely stress-free holiday season. I spent a relaxing couple weeks with my family and friends which is all I could ever ask for.
As you may have noticed ALU was on a bit of a hiatus during the holidays. It was an unplanned but much needed break. ALU’s 4th Anniversary was on January 1st and I’m kicking off 2011, my 5th year blogging about all things nails, rejuvenated and recharged.
My 2011 Resolution
I’m not really one for resolutions per se, as I feel you’re just setting yourself up to fail but there’s one thing I’m hardcore committed to and that’s all of you. Due to a multitude of reasons, that I won’t go into here, I wasn’t at my blogging best in 2010. I failed you with my sporadic posting so my one and only resolution for 2011 is consistency. I promise to work my best at bringing you new and original content on a regular basis.
My 2011 Nail Polish Wishes
As I’ve done for the past few years I like to make wishes/predictions in regards to what I’d like to see happen in nail world. These are my hopes for 2011:
- Brands Blaze Your Own Path – There are some truly creative geniuses behind our favorite polish brands but I’m sick of everyone jumping on the same bandwagon. Duping Chanel over and over. Leaping to make a matte/crackle because everyone else is. The endless foil finish and glitter polishes. It’s so redundant. Instead of copying everyone else, I want to see brands do their own thing and bring us variety and ingenuity. PLEASE!
- Let Color Reign Supreme – As much as I respect the artistry and creativity involved in nail art I would love to see this trend die a quick and painless death. There are way too many women taking it to the tacky and tasteless level. I want to see color on nails, not something that looks like a Bedazzler created it.
- EMERALD GREEN HOLO – This is the last time I’m going to ask, I swear. Can someone PLEASE make this magic happen??
What are your nail polish resolutions/wishes for 2011?
Get Ready for Fanatic Favorites 2010
Also, it’s time for the Fanatic Favorites 2010. Thanks to your suggestions during the Senior Superlatives I will kick of this years “best of” poll with a nomination round followed by a final vote based on those nominations. So get your noodles cranking to come up with your fave colors, collections and products from all time and 2010. Take a look back at the Fanatic Favorites 2008 Winners to get an idea of the categories you’ll be voting on.